Sweet Static

Yes, another mp3 blog. Trying to share what I like with the world. The music here is for sampling only and are up for a limited time. It's simple really you see. If you like the music then go out and support the artists. Buy a cd/mp3/eight track, make a request on radio, see them live, tell others about it. This way this wonderful medium hopefully won't be stomped on.

Location: Windsor, Ont, Canada

Sweet Static is an mp3 blog that allows me to share the music I love and also to point out other cool things around the internet that catch my attention. It is also a place where I can talk about my radio show by the same name, now on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor, Ontario. Got something I should hear? Email me at sweetstatic @ gmail.com. All comments left here are emailed to my inbox, so you can get a hold of me that way also. You can also follow the show/me on twitter at sweetstaticcjam.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My top albums of 2005 (or better late then never)

Why am I posting this now? Because I didn't have Sweet Static back in January when I made the list up and thought I'd post this up so people can get an idea of what I'm into. If I can find them I'll try and get my other lists up and see how my original picks have stood the test of time.

On my old radio show, Tupelo Blue Whiskey, I always did a best of show where I played tracks from my favorite records. Each year the format has changed although in the last 2 years I did the Tupelo Blue Whiskey Bakers' Dozen. I found that thirteen albums gave me a good number and that I didn't leave too many albums out.

Now a few months later I'd probably change things up a bit. The Black Mountain record really grew on me and I really liked the Joel Plaskett record as well. But still I can't complain about what I finally decided on.

So with that here were my favorite albums of 2005. (cc-canadian content)

number 13-the detroit cobras-baby (bloodshot)
number 12-geoff berner whiskey rabbi (black hen) cc
number 11-iron & wine/calexico-in the reins (overcoat)
number 10-broken social scene-broken social scene (arts & crafts)
number 9-sharon jones & the dap kings-naturally (daptone)
number 8-jason collett-idols of exile (arts & crafts)
number 7-the mountain goats-the sunset tree (4ad)
number 6-final fantasy-has a good home (blocks)
number 5-the decemberists-picaresque (kill rock stars)
number 4-petra haden-sings:the who sells out (bar/none)
number 3-joe-rae and the river-old songs for the new town (permafrost)
number 2-the new pornographers-twin cinemas (mint)
number 1-sufjan stevens from illinois (asthmatic kitty)

To see the entire playlist of the show you can check out my Livejournal post of it. I played some music that didn't make the cut (Joel Plaskett, Magnolia Electric Co., Nathan Coles Outfit, etc.)


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